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Leadership Team

Nick Lazzaro, CEO

Nick Lazzaro

CEO

Mr. Nick Lazzaro is an accomplished executive, with 20+ years experience in technology and telecommunications, including executive positions at Synchronoss, Vonage and Amdocs. He has a solid track record of building successful software businesses and running technology organizations in both large and small environments.  Nick was most recently the Executive Vice President of Strategy and Product Development at Synchronoss Technologies (SNCR), responsible for corporate strategy and development of their cloud and activation platforms. Prior to joining Synchronoss Technologies, Nick held several management positions including, Senior Vice President of Product Development, Information Technology and Mobile at Vonage Communications (VG) and Division President at Amdocs (DOX). He also has held roles at SBC Communications, Ernst and Young, Iridium, and served as Vice President at Fujitsu.  Mr. Lazzaro received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from SUNY Buffalo.

Achi Rotem, CTO

Achi Rotem

Co-founder / CTO

Achi Rotem founded K2View in 2009 and now serves as the company’s CTO. Prior to founding K2View, Achi held several key positions at Amdocs (NYSE:DOX), where he led major and complex BSS migration projects, including the migration process following the Sprint-Nextel merger. Previously, Achi was AVP, Chief Solutions Architect, at TTI (Team Telecom International, NASDAQ: TTIL, later acquired by TEOCO Corporation), where he was actively engaged in translating market requirements into viable solutions with true business value.

Rafi Cohen, COO

Rafi Cohen

Co-founder / COO

Prior to joining K2View, Rafi Cohen held several key positions at Amdocs (NYSE:DOX), most recently heading up the Worldwide Migration group, where he managed a team of 400 people responsible for data migration projects in diverse, complex environments. Previously, Rafi served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Computer and Technology division, where he managed major computer centers and a large team of software engineers, system analysts and programmers. Rafi holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering from the University of New Haven in CT, USA.

Mony Ben-Avi, GM EMEA/LATAM

Mony Ben-Avi

GM EMEA/LATAM

Prior to joining K2View, Mony Ben-Avi held senior management roles at Amdocs (NYSE:DOX), most recently SVP, Customer Delivery, where he conceived, developed and delivered complex, fully-integrated market solutions and recruited and led large-scale, multi-disciplinary and globally-distributed teams. Mony holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering.

Charlie Verma, GM North America

Charlie Verma

GM North America

Charlie leads sales within the communications and media industries for K2View worldwide. Prior to joining K2View, Charlie held executive sales positions at Synchronoss Technologies Inc (SNCR) and Amdocs, LTD.  Previously, Charlie was a Consulting Manager at KPMG LLC, where he lead transformation programs and next generation order-to-cash solutions serving global clients such as Exxon Mobile, True, KPN, Singtel, Sprint/Nextel, Cingular Wireless, Qwest Communications and T-Mobile USA. Charlie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems from University of Wisconsin.

Von Wright, Vice President, Customer and Market Strategy

Von Wright

Vice President, Customer and Market Strategy

Von’s career started in consulting where he built the new product and technology practices at American Management Systems and led North American Sales at Sapient. In 2002, Von joined Cingular Wireless to lead the strategy, innovation and customer experience functions.  After Cingular, Von joined AT&T as their first Marketing VP of Platforms, responsible for their ATT.net and Uverse.com businesses.  Von later returned to consulting as the Chief Experience Officer at Capgemini, where he served clients in Automotive, Retail, Healthcare and Communications.  Over the last three years, Von has been involved in a number of start-ups as a founder and adviser.  Von holds MBA’s from Cornell University, K.U. Leuven (Belgium) and a bachelor’s degree from Wabash College.  He is an active member of the Creative Good Customer Experience council and has served as an advisory board member for a number of early stage technology companies.

Yuval Perlov, Vice President, R&D

Yuval Perlov

Vice President, R&D

Yuval Perlov started his career at Team Telecom International (NASDAQ: TTIL, later acquired by TEOCO Corporation) where he created state-of-the-art mediation and ETL products for the Telecom industry, advancing to the role of AVP in charge of R&D for North America. He then proceeded to lead a development group in the eBay catalogs team. Prior to joining K2View Yuval served as CTO of Nextrade Ltd., creating innovative products in the financial sector. He is an alumnae of Tel Aviv University.

David Haight, Vice President, Business Development

David Haight

Vice President, Business Development

Prior to joining K2View, David founded Innovation Marketing Group, a marketing consulting firm focused on the Internet of Things (IoT), upon retiring from AT&T (NASDAQ: T) after 20 years of service. David served in a number of leadership roles at AT&T, completing his tenure as Vice President Business Development with AT&T Mobility’s Emerging Devices Organization, which he initiated. In this role, he built the team and then led the business development team focused on developing business models to bring emerging wireless products to market, now IoT. Prior to this role, David was AT&T’s lead negotiator for the iPhone agreement with Apple, then built the sales operations organization to launch and manage the iPhone and the Apple relationship for AT&T. He spent 15 years leading market business operations teams in Los Angeles and New York City for AT&T Wireless, McCaw, and NYNEX. David has a BS degree from Springfield College and an MS degree from University of Albany.

John Gray, Vice President Finance

John Gray

Vice President, Finance

John Gray oversees K2View’s financial and administrative functions. John is an accomplished senior executive with over 25 years of experience leading public and private companies through rapid growth and organizational change in diverse industries, including agri-commodities, financial services, software, and logistics. Before joining K2View, John was Global International Controller for Ecom Agroindustrial Corporation Limited (Ecom), a commodity merchant and sustainable supply chain management company with global operations. Prior to Ecom, John was Chief Financial Officer for Imperial Fire & Casualty Insurance Company, a division of National General Insurance (NASDAQ: NGHC). Prior to Imperial, John was Chief Financial Officer for Union Standard Insurance Group, a subsidiary of W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: WRB), one of the nation’s premier commercial lines property casualty insurance providers. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Louisiana Tech University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Board of Directors

Steven D. Kostyshen, Executive Chairman

Steven D. Kostyshen

Executive Chairman

Steve has 25+ years experience as an angel investor and serial entrepreneur in the technology industry – including 14 years as the founder and CEO of 2 enterprise software companies. Over the course of his career, Steve has worked internationally in over a dozen countries and dealt extensively with C-suite executives in global leaders including American Express, AT&T, General Motors, Federal Express, Fidelity Investments, Dell Computer and Mobil Oil.

After founding and successfully exiting his second start up, Informiam, Steve decided employ his capital to assist young entrepreneurs in their quests to create new enterprises. Utilizing his background in sales, product management, and software engineering, he has spent the past several years working with innovative and energetic founders as a board member, coach and mentor. He was a first round angel and board member in Demandforce (acquired by Intuit), and was previously a board member of Camilion Solutions (acquired by SAP) and Axxiom Technologies. He currently holds angel investments in enterprise software, health care, AI and other technology start-ups.

Prior to founding his own entrepreneurial ventures, Steve worked for Nortel Communications and Arthur Andersen in Management Consulting. Steve has been a frequent speaker at technology industry events, has been quoted in technology and business publications, and has appeared on CNBC. He holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and an undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario.

Achi Rotem, CTO

Achi Rotem

Co-founder / CTO

Achi Rotem founded K2View in 2009 and now serves as the company’s CTO. Prior to founding K2View, Achi held several key positions at Amdocs (NYSE:DOX), where he led major and complex BSS migration projects, including the migration process following the Sprint-Nextel merger. Previously, Achi was AVP, Chief Solutions Architect, at TTI (Team Telecom International, NASDAQ: TTIL, later acquired by TEOCO Corporation), where he was actively engaged in translating market requirements into viable solutions with true business value.

Rafi Cohen, COO

Rafi Cohen

Co-founder / COO

Prior to joining K2View, Rafi Cohen held several key positions at Amdocs (NYSE:DOX), most recently heading up the Worldwide Migration group, where he managed a team of 400 people responsible for data migration projects in diverse, complex environments. Previously, Rafi served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Computer and Technology division, where he managed major computer centers and a large team of software engineers, system analysts and programmers. Rafi holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering from the University of New Haven in CT, USA.

Doug Pauley, Board Member

Doug Pauly

Board Member

Doug Pauly serves as President of Ice Lakes Investments, a privately held fund focused on Israeli software and technology companies. Ice Lakes has been an outside investor and consultant for K2View since 2013. Doug also serves as President of Northern Fruit Company, a fruit growing, packing, marketing and exporting company in Wenatchee, Washington.